IMAGINE this, you are Sonny Bill Williams and are about to confirm your allegiances to your country of birth. You get an anonymous call promising there $100,000 in it for you if you align with Australia instead. Scandalous right? Well this is what could happen if the NRL establishes the new Superannuation/Loyalty Scheme as planned. The NRL has announced their intention to introduce a super fund based on how many representative games players compete in. Associated with this is an understanding that the players will forfeit their fund if they switch codes.
THE NRL is currently discussing with club CEOs about potentially allowing club sponsors employ team members for services and pay these players outside of the salary cap. Each club will only be allowed two players under this scheme.
THE Thirroul Butchers signing of Craig Smith from Wigan has ensured plenty of interest in the approching kickoff of the 2005 season.
AMENDED Information - Sydney Airport Jets Supporters Day, Jets Sports Club, Saturday, March 5th.
THE mighty St.George Dragons clash with the Illawarra Steelers this Saturday afternoon at Oki Jubilee Stadium in the SG Ball Cup and the Harold Matthews Cup.
EXCITED Huddersfield Giants Officials are planning an exciting time for all supporters on Sunday when the Giants take on Leeds Rhinos (3pm). The Giants have pulled off a major coup by announcing that Pop Idol finalist Jade Hewitt is to appear within the club's pre-match entertainment in the battle of West Yorkshire.
DUE to unprecedented demand for tickets, Wigan Warriors have today announced that the SOUTH STAND at the JJB Stadium has been made ALL TICKET for the next three home games against Leigh Centurions, St Helens and Leeds Rhinos.
ON the back of Sunday's record breaking win, London Broncos have been inundated with advance ticket sales for the clash against Wigan at Griffin Park on Saturday 12th March.
IN this week's Bulls Eye, Brian Noble, Joe Vagana and Iestyn Harris look ahead to Sunday's Engage Super League Round 4 game at Odsal Stadium when the Bulls meet the Broncos.
FORMER St Helens favourite Martin Gleeson will be the centre of attention at Warrington?s Halliwell Jones Stadium on Friday night.
THE Manly Sea Eagles today officially announced the signing of centre Terry Hill for the 2005 season.
WESTS Tigers coach Tim Sheens will be looking for an improved effort from his players in the Campbelltown City Cup Trial against Canberra Raiders at Campbelltown Stadium on Saturday, March 5, at 6pm.
COACH Neil Wharton has made a couple of changes to the side that defeated Brothers-Valleys last weekend coming back into the side are skipper Troy Lindsay back from one week suspension and Ben Jones back from injury. Nick Walker and Luke Bishop who both had good games last week will drop back to A grade. The full side is
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THERE have been unconfirmed rumours reporting that Robbie Paul and Leslie Vainikolo from the Bradford Bulls English Super League club, are able to play for the ANZAC test in Newcastle on April 23rd.
CLINTON Shifcofske is expected to be given the Australian fullback position for next weekend?s test against New Zealand at EnergyAustralia Stadium.